Amelia Swift is a registered nurse with a background in chronic pain and acute care. She teaches across the pre-registration programmes specialising in evidence-based practice, research, physiology, and pain.
Amelia is a creative teacher who has won two awards in recognition of her ability to innovate and support students learning complex subjects. In 2006 Amelia was awarded the Student Nursing Times Educator of the Year and in 2018 she was awarded the Higher Education Futures Institute award for Educational Enhancement and Innovation for research intensive teaching and learning.
Amelia supervises post-graduate taught and research students in their Masters and PhD level studies. Her preferred topic areas are education and pain and she has experience in quantitative methods. Amelia undertakes clinical practice regularly with the pain team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Amelia’s scholarly activity centres on education and pain. She has authored numerous scholarly works to help disseminate good knowledge and practice about pain. Amelia is currently the Chair of the British Pain Society Education Special Interest Group and an elected member of the British Pain Society Council and works with this group to establish a wide network of pain educators from multiple health disciplines.
Amelia is also an Associate Editor of Evidence Based Nursing journal and supports staff and students to publish. Her changes to the undergraduate dissertation module have enabled a number of students to publish their final year work in prestigious nursing journals.